Dells girls pick up ninth match win
Quarriers top Flandreau, fall to Garretson squad
September 26. 2012 1:57PM
Last week’s matches handed the Dell Rapids Public volleyball team won victory and one loss, dropping a Sept. 18 match versus Garretson and defeating Flandreau in a match two days later.
At the Garretson meet, the junior varsity and “C” teams won the night, each ending with 2-0 in sets. Coach Dale Solberg credited Kiah Schumacher, Mara Adams, Hannah Welbig, Megan Miles and Brittney Siemonsma leading the team efforts, while Mikaela Stofferahn, Shelby Wrage and Jordan Stone kept pace for the JV team.
The varsity girls dropped the match with set scores of 21-25, 25-17, 23-25 and 22-25.
“We are struggling with getting our first pass to Sarah (Haak), our setter,” Solberg said. “We simply have to keep working at getting that pass close to the net to run our offensive effectively. Until we do that, our struggles will continue.”
Haak led with 26 set assists, while Cassidy Wright knocked down 13 kills to accompany Margo Hegge and McKenzie Rinehart’s six each.
Rinehart additionally served for 14 points, while Morgan Hoglund grabbed 17 digs and 12 service points.
“I know that we will work hard and get it turned around,” Solberg said. “We just have to get all the pieces working together at once.”
A Sept. 20 meet-up with the Flandreau Fliers put the varsity girls on top, winning 3-1 (22-25, 27-25, 25-16 and 25-17). Hoglund helped lead the team with 18 points and 21 digs, while Rinehart racked up 13 kills and 12 service points.
“A win is always good, but how we played is more important,” Solberg said. “I felt we had a better-sustained effort on both sides of the net.”
Haak helped the cause with eight points, while Wright tallied eight kills and three blocks. Aleza Kirschenmann assisted 20 times, and Hegge pulled in six kills and 13 digs.
“We made some adjustments that helped the cause,” Solberg said. “It was a nice victory for the team – everyone contributed, which is great to see.”
The JV team also won the match, 2-0, while the “C” girls took a tie after the third set was forfeited.